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Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP)

Temporary financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services are available county-wide to individuals and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services for South-County residents, including Union City, are available from the Fremont Family Resource Center and Abode Services.

To be eligible for HPRP services, applicants must be homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Applicants can be individuals and/or families. Clients are to be served on a first come first serve basis when eligible for the program.  To see which centers in the County are currently accepting referrals, please click on the following link:

Program definitions

  • Homelessness Prevention defines a living situation where an individual or family is at-risk of becoming homeless, meaning they have received notice of delinquent rental or utility payments and have no means to pay the past due amounts and face imminent eviction.
  • Rapid Re-Housing defines a living situation where an individual or family is currently homeless with no place to sleep tonight. They may be staying in a homeless shelter or housed through a homeless program.

Income Eligibility

Applicant household income must be below the following limits to be eligible for HPRP services. The guidelines are based on 50% of the Average County Median Income, which at this time is as follows:

Persons in Household









Annual Income Limit









Evidence of homelessness or of being at-risk of being homeless and documentation of citizenship for the head of household is also required.

To see if you are eligible and to request assistance, simply dial 2-1-1!  Calling 211 is the beginning point for people interested in the HPRP program.  For more information visit the 211 website by clicking on the following link:

If you have any other questions, contact Vern Smith, Housing & Community Development Coordinator, City of Union City, at 510-675-5322 or email at vsmith@ci.union-city.ca.us

Visit the official HPRP website to learn more.



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